Great Expectations Hosta

Hosta x 'Great Expectations'

SKU
1991
Large blue leaves are accented with a chartreuse center, with blue margins that shade to green. Mounding, dome shaped clumps. Tall spikes of pale lavender blooms open in summer to sway above the foliage. Mingles well with ferns, and other shade lovers. Herbaceous perennial. Partial to full shade. Fast growth 22 inches tall, 33 inches wide.
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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic foliage for shade

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

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